Top 300 Comics Actual – August 2017"). Marvel sales were weak, with the company’s top book selling only 86,123.
Variants for Dark Nights: Metal #1 included three "open to order" covers by top artists (Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr.), a midnight release variant (also open to order) and a 1/100 incentive variant. Other marketing support included midnight release party collateral (see "'Dark Nights: Metal' #1 Midnight Release Party"). Dark Nights: Metal is the core miniseries of a new event, with numerous tie-ins.
For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see "Ouch! Comics Down Over 20% in Comic Stores in August."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during August see "Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2017."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during August, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2017."
For links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 300 Graphic Novel articles, see "ICv2 Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
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